Severe Thunderstorm Watch 157

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 157
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
320 PM CDT Wed Jun 6 2018

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and Central Iowa
Extreme Northeast Kansas
Extreme Northwest Missouri
Eastern Nebraska

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 320 PM
until 1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY…Storms developing along several diffuse boundaries are
expected intensify this afternoon and spread eastward and
southeastward through the evening hours. They will pose a threat
for large hail and damaging wind gusts as they expand in area over
the next few hours.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
statute miles north and south of a line from 60 miles southwest of
Columbus NE to 15 miles northeast of Des Moines IA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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